Being a tuition teacher for approximately 2 months now, I've gained so much experience that made me to be more observant when I'm around kids, and I tend to start analyzing them when I see kids, weird right?
I was teaching my neighbour's kid in his living room. He has a cousin who is 7 years old who apparently came to my student's house to play. Apparently, my student's mother wasn't around that day( she usually is around the house). So this cousin was making quite a lot of noise when I was teaching my student . It is kinda understandable for the noise making since
1. You didn't notice I was teaching
2. You are just a kid.
Then this cousin's dad came to pick him up. This cousin made quite a noise when he saw his dad walking into the living room. Understandable at first.
But he kept making noises and his dad told him there's a tuition going on, this cousin stop making noise a few seconds, and a few seconds later, he continued mumbling and talking loudly to his dad, and his dad just let him do that without even telling him off again.
Somehow its kinda annoying to see how a parent can just let their kids talk and shout around when the parent himself knew that a tuition is going on, its understandable that the kid didn't understand what was going on, but as a parent, and if you see there's a tuition going on in the living room, aren't you suppose to tell your kid to keep quiet and not disturb other people. I don't expect you to shout at your child to shut up in front of me( a stranger ), but at least explain to your child what is happening in the living room and how you should behave yourself.
There's so many students in my tuition centre that are so rude and they have the least respect for their own friends and even teachers. Especially when I am teaching the primary school kids, it made me realize how big the responsibilities of parents that can affect their children's behaviour in classes and their attitudes towards their friends and teachers.
There's a few students that I teach that are really poor in their studies, it is understandable that some children can be slow in learning, but these students don't even care a damn about their studies. When you give them work, they literally circle the answers without even looking at the questions. Eventhough you repeatedly explain to them the importance of education, and you scold them to do their work properly, it just fails going into their head, and when these students get bad results, their parents fail to notice its their own children's problems, but they blame the tuition centre of the poor results the student got.
There are so many more cases that is never ending if I list it out.
Somehow its really disappointing to see such student's attitude, and you must be thinking " oh they are just kids, give them a break!" But I somehow realize that I actually feel sad for the student, because his/her parents fail to teach him to become a better person.
I remember when I was young, my parents always remind me to call uncles and aunties when I see them, they taught me proper table manners when I am eating, and they correct my wrong behaviour and they will explain to me what is right and wrong. I did not even dare talk back to my teacher when I was in primary school.
Kids nowadays? They don't even respect the elders, they keep quiet when they see uncles and aunties, they shout and run around in public somehow disturbing the public, and when you ask yourself what is their parents doing? sitting there, smiling, thinking how adorable their child is, and thinking 'oh they are just kids' without even thinking twice about how their children's attitude is wrong. Yes they are just kids, Yes you should let loose and not be too strict to them, but when they do something wrong, its every parent's responsibility to correct your child.
Its ok to let you kids to indulge in every luxury items you can find, because as a parent, you want the very best for your own children, but its also important to teach them at the same time to appreciate the luxury items that they have, and not to take things for granted. You think kids holding an ipad, iphone are annoying? Wait till you see the ones with the ipad plus a bad-mannered one talking to you as if you are his/ her maid.
Its true that when we grow up, we can't possibly blame our parents for what we have become, but it is important that when we are young, our parents teach us how to be a good person with a good attitude. And all these while parents are blaming the teachers for their kids poor results, but they never even think twice about their own responsibility to take care of their own children.
Its disappointing to see these cases in front of our very own eyes.
and you think primary school kids are cute? well, think again when they open their mouth and start talking.